Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2006 by The Subhumans | 1 comment
When I saw a handbill announcing a Subhumans show at the Marion Hotel in Winnipeg, 1981, I could scarcely believe it. After all, Vancouver was the Mecca of Punk Rock, and along with DOA, the Subhumans were at the very top of the garbage heap. We didn’t get many touring punk bands, and it seemed unthinkable that a group as great as the Subhumans would deign to visit. Because star worship is decidedly un-punk, we were careful not to act too excited, but none of us spiky tops would have missed this show for the world. As the date approached, it became increasingly difficult to remain calm. This was an occasion on par with the resurrection of Sid Vicious, who had died of rock related foolishness just two years earlier.